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Parabolis: an illustrated fantasy novel augmented with beautiful constructivist art and a unique layout.
224 backers pledged $12,029 to help bring this project to life.

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Hollywood Called Me, Maybe

Friends,

How's everyone doing? We're doing well. Curt is busy getting back into the grind of freelance editorial art. He's putting together some amazing work. You can check it out here: http://blog.curtmerlo.com/

Eddie is still scrambling to find some time to chip away at the sequel to Parabolis. Needless to say, marketing has taken a backseat for now. But there are some interesting things brewing in the background.

1) Saboteur Press will be releasing the e-book version of Parabolis sometime next month (hopefully) with a promotional period during which time, the e-book will be available for free.

2) There will be an art show in August featuring Parabolis and Curt's work from the project in Santa Ana Artwalk, here in California. 

3) A "producer" has contacted Curt and Eddie regarding the licensing rights to Parabolis with an interest in making it into either a T.V. pilot or feature film. Eddie will be meeting with him at the end of the month. We're keeping our cool about it since Hollywood is known for its outer rim of hopefuls clamoring to break into the industry. This could just be low hanging fruit. Either way, we'll keep you posted.

I guess that's it. In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you. Have you had a chance to read the novelzine? What did you think? Any favorite characters you'd like to see play a bigger role in the 2nd book? Which actors would you cast for Parabolis if it ever became a movie? What did you have for lunch? Eddie had pancakes and Curt ate his shoe.

-THE ART MECHANICS

A New Year

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Hello Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that PARABOLIS is now available on Amazon:

http://tinyurl.com/law42wf

For those who've been asking for a platform to leave a review, here it is. And for those who haven't, this isn't a shameless plug to solicit positive reviews--yes it is.

*BUT ONLY IF you actually enjoyed it. We don't want to encourage you to lie on our behalf. PARABOLIS is not worth compromising your moral integrity or your artistic sensibility. 

If you have neither, then please feel free to leave a positive review raving about PARABOLIS and how it's the long-awaited solution to our debt ceiling crisis, middle east peace talks, nuclear non-proliferation, global warming, war on drugs, war on terror, gun control, birth control, mind control, terminal illness, healthcare, carebears, bear grylls, grilled cheese, cheese cake... the cake is a lie. 

On a side note, anyone get anything special for the holidays? Curt got a replacement Brita water filter and Eddie got fat and drunk. Happy New Year!

-THE ART MECHANICS

Giving Thanks

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I have an artistic temperament. In my case, that manifests itself in insatiable longings. It's easier for me to be mired in smoldering discontentment, to brood in unrequited romantic idealism. But reality is so much better.

In the spirit of the holidays, as we reflect on the past year, we can't help but be grateful--grateful for a long list of things. And somewhere on that list, not so far from the top, is you, our backers, this community of supportive artists, art-lovers, creators, craftsmen. We're thankful that you've given us the privilege to exercise our artistic impulses.

We're hoping this spirit of gratitude will carry us through the next year as we take on new projects and continue to push Parabolis.

Thanks for being with us, for being a part of this. Here's to you. Here's to us. Here's to giving thanks.

-THE ART MECHANICS

Y U NO WANT

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So all of the copies have been sent out... well, almost all of them.

If you haven't received yours yet, please first check to make sure you answered our backer survey. 

**There are still a handful of folks who haven't replied to our backer survey or provided a mailing address for us to send the books to.**

If you've replied to the backer survey, then there should be no reason you have not received your copy unless this SOB intercepted it: 

Or you might be one of our international backers in which case, let's give it one more week before we panic. 

Either way, let us know and we'll look into it promptly. Posters on the way!

-THE ART MECHANICS

Books on the Way!

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Friends,

Now that Comikaze is over (which btw was awesome!), we've dedicated this week to getting the books shipped out to you. We have already sent out our first batch of books and the rest will be mailed out tomorrow.

We will be sending out the backer rewards in piecemeal, so expect the book first followed by t-shirts and posters.

The Happy Ham
The Happy Ham

There are some of you who have not yet sent us your updated mailing address. We will contact you shortly to get that from you.

And as always, thank you for this--all of this. We couldn't have done it without you.

-THE ART MECHANICS